2020 | 42 | 118-139
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Building interdisciplinary research teams according to the requirements of the national research evaluation system

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Aim/purpose – The paper explores the issue of building interdisciplinary research teams from the point of view of the evaluation requirements for Polish researchers and research units. The main aim of the paper is to determine the possibility of creating interdiscipli-nary research teams involving management and economics researchers.Design/methodology/approach – The author searched 30,404 journals. An assumption was made that team creation should reflect the evaluation requirements of several meas-urement factors of similarity between disciplines, these were duly developed. An analy-sis of the possibility of developing effective interdisciplinary teams to maximise the possible number of places for publications and points scored was performed and dis-cussed. The analysis was performed by considering all of the scored journals useful for the development of young researchers and well-regarded journals publishing original research prepared by experienced scientists.Findings – The analysis indicates that the relevant journals are not evenly spread among the various scientific disciplines examined. Considering the possibility of finding many shared journals for publication while achieving favourable interdisciplinary research outcomes and scoring a high number of evaluation points, researchers in the fields of economics as well as finance and management and quality sciences should mainly cooperate with researchers in the field of socio-economic geography and sociological sciences.Research implications/limitations – The analysis was based on the Polish national research evaluation system, which may limit the generalisation of the results
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